Co-Founded by Brandi Heather and Ozzie Sawicki, the AMPED2PLAY ownership team provide exceptional expertise in adult and child education, diversity and inclusion, elite performance coaching, technology, project management, and business strategy. Play principles form the foundation of the AMPED2PLAY approach in all business areas.

Brandi brings a creative and innovative combination of training and subject matter expertise to her leadership role as Chief Knowledge Officer of AMPED2PLAY Inc. Brandi’s exceptional knowledge of inclusion strategies, implementation solutions and user directed tools reflects her Adapted Physical Activity and Play Development Specialist experience, now reflected in the vision and mission of AMPED2PLAY.

Brandi’s 20-year career as both a Builder and Instructional expert utilizing accessible play as the foundation of her programming and post-secondary teaching has positioned her as a sought-after international resource in play solutions. Brandi has taken her experience, expertise and passion for accessible, multigenerational play and has established multiple programs within AMPED2PLAY including PLAY6S, Ramshackle Play and Play2Perform.

Brandi is a founding member and former Lead Program Design Specialist for the Red Deer Children’s Adapted Sport Association. Her unique community programs include Play2Move, Play2Learn and Play2Build, which are focused on igniting potential and exploring physical, cognitive and social opportunities for children with disabilities and their families in a play-based environment. As a recent recipient of the Women of Excellence – Athletics and Recreation Award, presented through the Central Alberta Community Foundation, Brandi continues to be a community leader, now delivering her program knowledge as a Co-Founder of AMPED2PLAY.

  • 20 Years as a Post-Secondary Education Instructor, Adapted Physical Activity and Inclusion Specialist
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Education), a Master of Arts, Physical Education.
  • Therapeutic Play Specialist.
  • International resource in inclusive, therapeutic play solutions for education, healthcare, and business.
  • Co-Founder of Red Deer Adapted Sports Association and Program Design for Play2Move and Play2Learn for children with disabilities and their families.
  • Designer and Lead Instructor for all Diversity and Inclusion Training and Programming.
  • Member of The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).
  • Award-winning Scholar and Instructor
  • Authentically sharing her lived experience as a mom, wife, educator and business owner living with Mental Illness.on her PODCAST “Play For A Change.”

BRANDI HEATHER

B.Ed, MA
Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO)

OZZIE SAWICKI

M.SC., ChPC, GISP
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ozzie has a diverse background spanning over 30 years of coaching experience at all levels of athlete development including Paralympic and Olympic high-performance program delivery; and over 35 years of industry and academic experience in the resource, technology, information, space and defence sectors as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), subject matter expert, innovator and project lead. Ozzie continues to consult to a variety worldwide leaders, managers, and teams.

Ozzie has served in key high performance roles including Performance Advisor for the Canadian Paralympic Equestrian and Olympic 3-Day Eventing Teams (2009-2016), Head Coach of the Canadian Para-Athletics Team (2009-2011), and as Head Coach and Technical Director of the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team (2000-2004). Ozzie was selected as the Team Leader for Canada as the Chef de Mission (Head of Mission) for the Canadian Paralympic Team at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games. The team delivered by matching the third place Gold medal count that had been achieved at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games by Team Canada.

A Canadian Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) and Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Coach, Ozzie continues to deliver entry level through to high performance coach education. Ozzie has held multiple leadership and Board positions in Canadian and International sport and is currently the Head of Technical Control and Officiating with World Para-Alpine Skiing (WPAS), as a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Sport Technical Committee. In this role Ozzie has managed the alpine technical aspects of the WPAS World Cup tour, multiple World Championships, the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and technical preparations for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.

Ozzie is also an International Ski Federation Alpine Skiing Technical Delegate, serving as a senior official at events in North America, Europe and Asia since 2005, continuing a progression of key roles in sport at the international level.

A member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), Ozzie is an internationally recognized professional speaker, having presented throughout North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

In addition to his leadership role as Chief Executive Officer of AMPED2PLAY Inc. and AMPED2PLAY LLC, Ozzie is the President/CEO with Pozitive Results Sport Strategies Inc. and Program Director with Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) Alberta. In his volunteer capacity, Ozzie is Chair of the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society and a Director on the Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce.

  • 30 years of coaching experience at all levels of athlete development including Paralympic and Olympic high-performance program delivery.
  • A Canadian Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee Hall of Fame Coach.
  • 35 years of industry and academic experience in the resource, technology, space and defense sectors as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), subject matter expert, innovator and project lead.
  • An advanced learning facilitator, evaluator, and mentor with the Coaching Association of Canada and Alberta Sport Connection in the delivery of entry-level through to high-performance coach education.
  • Head of Technical Controls and Officiating with World Para-Alpine Skiing.
  • A member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine and Snowboard Sport Technical Committee.

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